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HHS student receives national scholarship

Apr. 28, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Huntington High School senior Chandler A. Smith has been awarded the National Norfolk Southern Scholarship, part of the National Merit Scholarship's corporate-sponsored awards.

Norfolk Southern has an educational aid program that furthers educational opportunities by supporting higher learning. In addition to these scholarships, which are supported by Norfolk Southern Foundation, the company has an employee tuition assistance program and a matching gifts program. Norfolk Southern operates approximately 21,300 route miles in 22 eastern states, the District of Columbia and Ontario, Canada.

Approximately 1,000 distinguished high school seniors have won corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards financed by about 200 corporations, company foundations and other business organizations.

Scholars were selected from students who advanced to the Finalist level in the National Merit Scholarship competition and met criteria of their scholarship sponsors. Corporate sponsors provide National Merit Scholarships for finalists who are children of their employees, who are residents of communities the company serves, or who plan to pursue college majors or careers the sponsor wishes to encourage.

Most of these awards are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study and provide annual stipends that range from $500 to $10,000 per year. Some provide a single payment between $2,500 and $5,000. Recipients can use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university of their choice.

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